Friday, February 21, 2014


6 years is a long time.

Just think about it for a second.  6 years is the difference between a baby and a 1st grader.  It's closer to 10 than 1.  It's 45 dog years.  And 100 in blog years.  I jest.

But! Here we are, still alive and kicking 6 years later.  Amazing I tell ya.

Remember way back in the day when I had just one baby?  And then remember we added a kid?   And that time I battled squirrels that ate my bread?    Oh, what about the time we played in the sprinkles?   Ooo, remember winter retreats? And when we moved?  And learned a new language?

Oh, oh, oh!  What about the time we had a rat in our laundry room?  And  then when we added another kid?

And then there was the time we moved again?  Ooo, and learned how to make tamales? And tried to get drivers' licenses?  And got about the work here at Roblealto?

And because a birthday or anniversary isn't complete without presents, I have something for you!  Well, one of you.  Leave me a comment and tell me what one of your favorite posts have been, and you will be entered to win a fabulous bag of Costa Rican coffee. 

I am going to keep the comments open for a week (from now until and then Tuesday, the 25th) and then we'll draw a winner!


  1. I'm not sure if it was on here or Facebook, but the time when your toilet sprayer failed epically. That one was the first to pop in my head :)

  2. My favorite posts have always been the VIP Hardware sales, followed by Jeremy's FB revelation that he isn't REALLY a VIP because the sale is open to everyone. I remember you doing war with a squirrel or something on your porch at Barakel. And the rat in the washer was a pretty great story too. I have loved knowing your family through your blog, and since I started reading when Elizabeth was born I have loved knowing that someone else can find humor in the trenches of motherhood. Love you friend!

  3. Not a coffee drinker so don't need the coffee but will reply anyone, I enjoyed the Camp Barakel stories.

  4. Liz...I honestly can't pick just one. I find this whole journey fascinating! Our family has not been nor will we ever be called to the mission field in the context of your role...we have been called to raise up the next generation (a large generation at that). I have appreciated being able to glimpse your world and your calling in it. Thank you for allowing us on this journey with you!

  5. My favorite blog post of yours was your St. Patrick's day one. In fact, it started my family doing some research on one amazing missionary and talking about how we too could be missionaries. Thanks for encouraging my family - just by obeying God.


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